Let’s Commit to Fit together!
Childhood obesity is a growing problem in the United States, and especially in the South. The Commit to Fit program was developed to help address this issue and teach children to make healthier choices at an early age. It combines existing structured wellness programs with fun and friendly competition to educate Shelby County Schools students about the components of good health. The program is open to all Shelby County Schools and promotes physical activity, healthy eating and first aid skills.
Six schools (a large and small elementary, middle and high school) whose students meet the participation criteria will win a $1,000 grant to enhance an approved existing wellness or fitness program, create a new program or purchase wellness equipment.
November through May—awards will be announced at the end of the school year in May.
The program is open to all Shelby County Schools whose students meet participation criteria, including attending one SCS Coordinated School Health event and completing the following programs:
- School of Walk and Run of Tennessee, Shelby County Health Department
- Learning Labels, Pink Palace Museum
- #weDONTpuff, Shelby County Health Department
For more information, please email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.